Last year, Dutch-raised, Brooklyn-based designer Alissia Melka-Teichroew curated a show of Dutch design at the CITE showroom, during New York's International Contemporary Furniture Fair. And that was cool and all. But this year, she's back at CITE, and the show--which was co-sponsored by Fast Company--hits closer to home. "CITE Goes America" focuses on American-made design. And perhaps more than any other show in recent memory, it show that America is finally producing world-class, lust-worthy design to rival Europe or Scandinavia. The show will opens tomorrow, and runs through June 11. But here's a teaser, to whet your appetite and tickle your retinas.
Here, this amply endowed young lady wears a piece from Melka-Teichroew's Jointed Jewels series, which was produced with rapid prototyping. Each bead is a working ball-and-socket joint, so that the piece drapes over the wearer.